Mum’s birthday raises £1,600 in Lisa’s memory

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FRIENDS and family of Brighouse mum Lisa Freeman who died from a rare heart condition in 2005, have raised nearly £2,000 in her memory.

Lisa, a former nursery nurse at St Joseph’s RC Primary School, was 30 when she died from a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Now as part of her mum’s 60th birthday celebrations £1,650 has been raised.

Sheila decided she wanted to raise money for the Cardiomyopathy Association in her daughter’s memory instead of receiving presents for her milestone birthday.

“We did all sorts of events to raise the money. We had guess the name of a bear and rolling pound coins. We have guess how many five pence pieces were in a jar and Lisa’s daughter, Katie, and one of her friends sang ‘My Song’ by Elton John before Katie who is 13 did a solo performance.

“It really was a fun evening. Lisa was one of the most caring people in the world and this was our day to give Lisa something back by raising the money in her memory,” she said.

The party was held at Bradley Gold Club and many businesses in Brighouse sponsored the event.

“They were so kind so I just want to thank them for their generosity because without them we wouldn’t have raised all that. I would also like to thank Graham Readshaw and Eric Ogden, all the ticket sellers, and also family, friends, and members of St John’s Church, Rastrick, which Lisa used to attend,” said Sheila.

A further £900 is expected through work colleagues of her husband, Mike, from Canada. The event was also attended by Lisa’s son Jordan aged 10.

On Sunday, May 6, the annual charity football match at Lane Head recreation ground will kick off at 10.30am.

The day begins with the charity match when the current Old Pond team will play the Old Pond legends. Refreshments will be sold after the game in the pub followed by a raffle and darts competition. All the money raised will go towards the association.

Any players wanting to play please contact Andy Dawson on 07769 188884.